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EBS "Successful Leadership in Europe" Short Term Exchange
Oestrich-winkel, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2
Language(s) of Instruction:
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Short Term Abroad
Program Description:

EBS "Successful Leadership in Europe" 

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This short-term exchange course is offered through our exchange partner, the European Business School, and is taught at the main EBS campus in Oestrich-Winkel (Frankfurt), Germany. This three-tiered course includes classroom lectures & case study analysis, corporate visits and cultural activities.  During the first part of the course students will focus on the economic & political environment of international business in Europe. A complementary introductory German language course is also offered during this time. The second part of the course focuses on the following topics: social, economic and political issues in European business, corporate governance and leadership in European businesses, new markets in Eastern Europe, leadership styles and human Resource Management in Europe, and challenges in the competitive European business market.

Corporate visits include: the European Central Bank, Audi, and other various businesses in Frankfurt and Neckarsulm.

Cultural visits include: A leisurely welcome cocktail to get to know other participants right at the beginning, sighseeing in different parts of Germany in connection with the company visits, a tour and wine-tasting seminar at a venerable old abbey, and a farewell BBQ

*Admission to this course is restricted to graduate students in the School of Business.

Academic Credit

Students can earn 4.5 academic credits for successful participation in this program.  Students must earn a B or better in the course at EBS in order to transfer the credit in.  The grade earned abroad does not average into your GPA.  


Application Deadline:

Monday, March 2, 2014

Overseas Dates:

May 12, 2014 - May 30, 2014

Program Costs 

For short-term exchanges, students pay GW tuition for 4.5 credits.  A service fee is due to EBS upon acceptance into the program.  The 2014 program fee has yet to be announced, but was 350 euro for 2013.

The service fee includes:
  • All class lectures, course materials and supplies
  • A complementary German "Survival Course"(optional)
  • Corporate field trips and presentations
  • Transportation related to organized activities of the programme
  • Certificate for credit transfer
  • Free bus/train ticket for the Wiesbaden/Frankfurt area
  • Organized social activities
  • asistance in finding affordable accommodation in the area
Students must cover out-of-pocket expenses including travel costs, lodging, and incidentals.  EBS will provide information to assist students in securing accommodations.


[The most rewarding aspect of the study abroad was] "meeting other students from around the globe, learning from international professors, and visiting Audi and European Central Bank." - Professional MBA student, 2012


This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.

Feel free to contact us at 202.994.1212 or with your questions and visit the EBS website.